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Antiochos VI Epiphanes Dionysos,145-142 BC c 144
Antiochos VI did not actually reign an empire. He was nominated in 145 BC by the general Diodotus Tryphon as heir to the Syrian throne in opposition to Demetrius II. In 142 BC General Diodotus deposed and succeeded Antiochus, then covered up his murder in 138 BC. Obverse: Diademed radiate Antiochus VI. Reverse nude Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding an arrow and resting on his bow with a stack of grapes. The dated mark HΞΡ is between Apollo's legs, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ EΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ.
Mint: Apameia, Syria
Provenance: Private acquisition *

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